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Update: Investigation into the shots fired at Maltese flagged tanker

13 / 01 / 14

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Transport Malta is investigating the alleged shooting incident involving the Maltese registered tanker Baku off the coast of Libya on Sunday 5th January 2014. The Transport Ministry stated that Malta, the flag State of the vessel, had been in continuous contact with the ship’s owners and the Libyan Authorities since the evening of the day of the shooting, as events started to unfold. The safety of the crew and of the ship was of utmost priority throughout the events. The Maltese Authorities are informed that the vessel was always in international waters and at no time was there any attempt to call at port Es-Sider without prior authorization from the Libyan Authorities.   

Update: Investigation into the shots fired at Maltese flagged tanker

13 / 01 / 14

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Transport Malta is investigating the alleged shooting incident involving the Maltese registered tanker Baku off the coast of Libya on Sunday 5th January 2014. The Transport Ministry stated that Malta, the flag State of the vessel, had been in continuous contact with the ship’s owners and the Libyan Authorities since the evening of the day of the shooting, as events started to unfold. The safety of the crew and of the ship was of utmost priority throughout the events. The Maltese Authorities are informed that the vessel was always in international waters and at no time was there any attempt to call at port Es-Sider without prior authorization from the Libyan Authorities.